Nitin Gadkari Names Highway In Punjab After Guru Nanak Dev

Nitin Gadkari named the highway as Shri Guru Nanak Dev Ji Marg. (File Photo) New Delhi:  Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways, Nitin Gadkari on Thursday named the highway starting from Kapurthala, connecting Gobindwal Sahib and terminating near Taran Tarana, as ””Shri Guru Nanak Dev Ji Marg”” to mark the 550th birth anniversary of … Read moreNitin Gadkari Names Highway In Punjab After Guru Nanak Dev

Chenani-Nashri Tunnel To Be Renamed After SP Mukherjee: Nitin Gadkari

The 9.2-kilometer-long tunnel was inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in 2017. New Delhi:  The Chenani-Nashri tunnel, the longest tunnel in Jammu and Kashmir, will be renamed after Bharatiya Jana Sangh founder Shyama Prasad Mukherjee, announced Union Road Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari on Wednesday. Mr Gadkari said that Mukerjee’s battle for Kashmir, ”One Nation One … Read moreChenani-Nashri Tunnel To Be Renamed After SP Mukherjee: Nitin Gadkari

Lower toll for EVs on the cards to push green mobility

NEW DELHI: India is weighing the option of concessional toll rates for electric vehicles as it looks to incentivise adoption of clean mobility solutions, a move may that may be reflected in the revamped toll policy that the government’s transport wing is working on, officials aware of the matter said. The road transport and highways … Read moreLower toll for EVs on the cards to push green mobility

Speed up project implementation, meet construction targets, Gadkari tells NHAI

NEW DELHI: Road transport and highways minister Nitin Gadkari has asked the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) to speed up project implementation and meet its project construction targets, besides asking officials to maintain a ‘positive attitude’. In a day-long review meeting held on Thursday, Gadkari told officials to focus on delivering projects rather than … Read moreSpeed up project implementation, meet construction targets, Gadkari tells NHAI

NGT raps Road ministry for failing to submit report on number of vehicles in proportion to roads

Noting the adverse impact of vehicular emissions on the air quality, the NGT had directed the transport ministry to conduct a study on the number of vehicles which can be permitted in New Delhi in proportion to the capacity of roads. (Representational Image) The National Green Tribunal has rapped the Ministry of Road Transport and … Read moreNGT raps Road ministry for failing to submit report on number of vehicles in proportion to roads

500-tonne waste to help build 100km of highways by October-end

NEW DELHI: At least 500 tons of single use plastic (SUP), particularly waste polythene, will be used in building nearly 100 km of highways by October-end, a top NHAI official said. To achieve this, the government’s highway building agency has, for the first time, taken the ‘risk performance’ of roads which will be built using … Read more500-tonne waste to help build 100km of highways by October-end

Vehicle scrappage policy may bring in stricter fitness norms for pre-2005 built vehicles

Indian vehicle market has grown exponentially. If old pollution norms are compared with new emission regulations, pre-2005 vehicles are polluting 10 to 25 times more under the new norms, sources said. (Representational Image) The much-awaited vehicle scrappage policy that has gone for a Cabinet approval is likely to see stringent registration and fitness norms for … Read moreVehicle scrappage policy may bring in stricter fitness norms for pre-2005 built vehicles

Nitin Gadkari: Cabinet to soon decide on Vehicle Scrapping Policy 

Gadkari said the proposed policy once approved will be applicable on all vehicles including two and three-wheelers. (File) Union minister Nitin Gadkari on Thursday said the Cabinet will soon decide on the proposed vehicle scrapping policy. The Road Transport and Highways Minister stated that he has cleared a cabinet note on the proposed policy and … Read moreNitin Gadkari: Cabinet to soon decide on Vehicle Scrapping Policy 

Shiv Sena-BJP Poll Alliance will Happen, Says Nitin Gadkari

“I feel BJP and Shiv Sena alliance will take place,” says Nitin Gadkari. Nagpur:  Union minister Nitin Gadkari on Wednesday expressed confidence that the BJP and Shiv Sena will seal an alliance for the coming Maharashtra assembly elections. A mutually agreeable seat-sharing formula for upcoming polls is still eluding the ruling BJP and Shiv Sena. … Read moreShiv Sena-BJP Poll Alliance will Happen, Says Nitin Gadkari

Reservation alone cannot ensure development of community, says Nitin Gadkari

Union Minister Nitin Gadkari. (PTI/File) Union Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari on Monday said quota system is required for socially and economically backward classes but cannot alone ensure one’s development. Speaking at an event organised by Mali community on the occasion of the platinum jubilee of Mahatma Fule Shikshan Sanstha here, Gadkari said, “Reservation should be … Read moreReservation alone cannot ensure development of community, says Nitin Gadkari

“This Will Pass”: Nitin Gadkari Assures Manufacturers Amid Slowdown

Nitin Gadkari told manufacturers they need not lose heart. (File) Nagpur:  Amid a widespread slowdown in the economy, Union minister Nitin Gadkari on Saturday assured asked industries that things will get better and asked people to not lose heart. Mr Gadkari, who apart from the road transport portfolio also looks after the Micro, Small and … Read more“This Will Pass”: Nitin Gadkari Assures Manufacturers Amid Slowdown

No Need For Odd-Even Scheme In Delhi, AAP Free To Decide: Nitin Gadkari

New Delhi:  Union Minister Nitin Gadkari on Friday said there is no need for the odd-even scheme in New Delhi due to the steps taken by the centre to combat pollution but maintained that the Delhi government can take its own decisions. Earlier in the day, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal had announced that the … Read moreNo Need For Odd-Even Scheme In Delhi, AAP Free To Decide: Nitin Gadkari

UP govt reconsidering hiked traffic fines; here are others states that slashed penalties

Commuters riding without helmets in Pimpri-Chinchwad. Helmets are mandatory under the Motor Vehicles Act. (Express photo by Manoj More) The Uttar Pradesh government is mulling a reduction in the penalties for traffic violations under the new Motor Vehicle Act that came into force on September 1. With this, UP has joined several other states that … Read moreUP govt reconsidering hiked traffic fines; here are others states that slashed penalties

“Also A Reason”: Nitin Gadkari Backs Finance Minister’s “Ola-Uber” Remark

Nitin Gadkari said he is confident that there will be reform in the auto sector. (File) New Delhi:  Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari has backed Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman’s comments linking millennials’ preference for Uber and Ola cabs to the slowdown in the auto sector. Ms Sitharaman’s comments on Tuesday had triggered strong reactions on the … Read more“Also A Reason”: Nitin Gadkari Backs Finance Minister’s “Ola-Uber” Remark

Gujarat To Karnataka, BJP States Lead Charge Against New Traffic Fines

Many states have sought changes in the new traffic rules on “humanitarian” grounds. New Delhi:  Days after the Union Government prescribed steep penalties for traffic offenders under an amended law, a number of states across the country have decided to slash them in their respective jurisdictions on “humanitarian” grounds. Ironically, leading the charge in this … Read moreGujarat To Karnataka, BJP States Lead Charge Against New Traffic Fines

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